int of understanding dimensions, that they are all but symbolic representations of
information. Once you understand this, you can realise that all experience is just a symbolised
representation of information, that the information is the true reality and the method of
symbolisation is a choice. Our experience is our choice of the representation of information.
Every quality we experience that has variation is a dimension, so while we may have the experience
of a reality of 3 spacial dimensions, there are far more dimensions than that in our experience.
In the dream, I went into some depth about 2 and 3 dimensional qualities, such as colour and
how every part of our experience, yes even emotions, can be seen as the symbolic projection
of dimensional information, which could also be represented formulaically, each parameter
representing a dimension, but I will cut to the chase here.
Neither science nor religion has satisfactorily explained where "this lot" came from, for
whatever answer they give, there is always the question, "and where did that come from?".
Even philosophy cannot explain this unless first it shows that everything is information.
Once this is recognised, we only have to ask where the information came from and the answer
to that is it all comes from nothing. There is no need to ask where nothing came from, yet it
contains all the logic needed to propagate all possible information. The information we
symbolise as experience is but a tiny fragment of the whole which contains all possibilities.
THE INVISIBLE MAN EXPLAINS DIMENSIONALITY
But while the concept may not be new to the battlefield, the growing sophistication of drones coupled with their falling cost and the ease with which the technology can be acquired has changed warfare.
The military drone market alone is set to be worth $13bn by 2024, driven by government defence spending.
The US alone forked out $4.5bn on its drone programme in 2017, with American companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Boeing making up 60pc of the military market. India and Korea are investing billions of dollars too. The UK is exploring the possibilities of swarms of smaller drones, as well as the forthcoming, laser-armed RAF Protector. It isn’t just UAVs either, with autonomous boats set to patrol the seas such as BAE Systems P950 Rib.
But whilst the military powers of the world are always looking for any advantage, using drones for tasks such as reconnaissance to targeted strikes, incidents like the Saudi attack show that it is the accessibility of unmanned vehicles that is changing the face of 'asymmetric' warfare.
ome. Imagine walking a road, and up ahead you see it, you see the crossroads. It’s just over the hill, around the bend, past the woods. Cresting the hill, you see you were mistaken, it was a mirage, it was farther away than you thought. You keep walking. Sometimes it comes into view, sometimes it disappears from sight and it seems like this road goes on forever. Maybe there isn’t a crossroads. No, there it is again! Always it is almost here. Never is it here.
Now, all of a sudden, we go around a bend and here it is. We stop, hardly able to believe that now it is happening, hardly able to believe, after years of confinement to the road of our predecessors, that now we finally have a choice. We are right to stop, stunned at the newness of our situation. Because of the hundred paths that radiate out in front of us, some lead in the same direction we’ve already been headed. Some lead to hell on earth. And some lead to a world more healed and more beautiful than we ever dared believe to be possible. I write these words with the aim of standing here with you – bewildered, scared maybe, yet also with a sense of new possibility – at this point of diverging paths. Let us gaze down some of them and see where they lead.
The Coronation – an essay by Charles Eisenstein
conomic news seems to have been positive, with equities underpinned by an apparent triple lock of policy action in America, Europe and China. What could possibly go wrong? " -"To repeat Harold Macmillan's old saw – "events, dear boy, events". In the euphoria of recent central bank action, investors seem plain to have forgotten that restoring stability is a war on many fronts. Just as macroeconomic risk subsides, a number of geo–political threats have come roaring back to take their place. Chief among these is the possibility of Israeli military action against Iran.""Likewise with China, where the promise of massive fiscal stimulus may be more illusion than real. Capital Economics has taken a look at the recent flurry of infrastructure announcements in China and come to the conclusion that they don't really amount to a fresh fiscal stimulus at all, merely a repackaging of already known about initiatives into a seemingly impressive headline number.
The Chinese leadership must have been taking lessons from one Gordon Brown."
"In any case, hopes of a policy induced recovery may all along have been misplaced. Into this mix stumbles our old friend the Middle East, which can always be relied on to turn any already unstable situation into a complete rout."
"All the good work that central banks have been doing in underpinning confidence is in danger of being swept away by events over which we have no control. What's more, with the monetary dial already turned up to 11, there is little more policy can do to fight the effect with fresh monetary stimulus. The inflationary consequences of rising energy costs make any such action trickier still.
"Who knows? Maybe it won't happen. But financial markets may be set for another turbulent autumn."
Can there ever be a better time than NOW- when the world needs Kuan Yin to shed -
THE LIGHT which will set YOU FREE
ions I'd like to share about how we can each make the most out of the coming year. It's not that I think 2012 is destined to be an extra special cosmic year. It's that, despite the Mayan prophecies and all the excitement they've catalyzed within the new–age movement, I'm pretty sure it won't–at least not on its own. A quick scan of the press surrounding the arrival of 2012 tells us that we can expect everything from a cataclysmic increase in natural disasters to an unprecedented global shift in consciousness ushering in a new era of peace on earth. And while I lack the advanced scientific education I would need to weigh in on the likelihood of imminent geological or meteorological Armageddon, I do have a few thoughts concerning the potential for a "global shift in consciousness"–and the role each of us might play in it. First of all, as you probably already know, I am a passionate advocate for the evolution of consciousness and culture. And, in my mind, any myth or narrative that has the potential to galvanize people toward positive change is a good thing. So, the fact that so many are feeling ignited by the notion that everything could change in one year, and are even feeling called to participate in catalyzing that change is good news for all of us. The world needs a lot of change, and that is going to require a lot of passionate change agents, whatever their religion might be. However, the popular notion that, with the arrival of a key "tipping point," we're all going to pass through a momentous and noticeable collective shift in consciousness (from "fear" to "love" or from "separation" to "oneness") needs some updating in light of what we now know about evolution. Studies of how consciousness and culture evolve have consistently shown us that human beings and human cultures evolve through predictable stages on what psychologist Clare Graves called a -
"never–ending upward quest." Integral developmental theory also tells us that these stages can't be skipped. You can't, in other words, jump from a "pre–modern" or "traditional" worldview to a "postmodern" worldview without first embracing a "modern" worldview. Put more simply, you aren't likely to get from tribalism to "global consciousness" without first embracing individualism–at least for a while. SO, the problem with the notion of a "collective shift in consciousness" is that, as a species, right now, we are spread out across a broad spectrum of at least five distinct stages of development: "tribal," "traditional," "modern," "postmodern," and "integral." If you do the math, that means that for humanity to go through a collective shift in consciousness, we'd really have to catalyze at least 5 distinct shifts in consciousness at once–and even if we did, we still wouldn't all be going through the same shift to arrive in the same place. So, if we're interested in helping consciousness and culture evolve, rather than hoping for a single global shift in consciousness, we would probably do well to turn our attention to the kinds of changes that are actually within our collective reach. As individuals, we can each engage in the challenging transformative work to evolve own consciousness-and more importantly, our own behavior –– beyond the ancient, survival –driven habits that still influence us every day.
We can also band together with small groups of other people and work together to evolve our collective consciousness and our collective behavior. And if enough individuals and enough small groups do enough work to transform their consciousness and behavior, we can certainly begin to generate a positive collective momentum in the direction of real evolutionary change. We might even begin to exert what Andrew Cohen calls "evolutionary tension" on the larger collective, visibly and invisibly pulling everyone in the direction of humanity's emergent higher potential.
Could such a momentum eventually lead us all to a "tipping point?" It's not outside the realm of possibility. The good news is that tipping points are a well–documented phenomenon. Social diffusion research pioneered by sociologist Everett Rogers consistently shows that when a key "social innovation" is adopted by a certain percentage of the population, that innovation begins to rapidly permeate the broader population through a process of diffusion that also proceeds through a predictable series of stages. It's not exactly a "global shift in consciousness," but it does mean that if enough of us begin to embody a new level of consciousness, the motivations and values of that new level will gradually be adopted by many others who have not necessarily themselves awakened or evolved to the same degree. As Ken Wilber has recently pointed out, the percentage of the population that has reached "integral consciousness " is rapidly approaching 10%, and that number has been well–documented as a key tipping point threshold. So, if you're excited about the possibility of a large sector of humanity embracing a more integral perspective, then now might be a very important moment to lean in and make a little more effort to help us get to that threshold. So, whether you're galvanized by the 2012 spirit, or simply eager to use any leverage you can to help serve humanity's higher evolution, it's hard to imagine a better time to seize the moment and use that energy to fuel your own commitment to doing everything in your power to make this year count. What can you do? Make it the year you go all the way every day with your own spiritual practice. Make it the year you close the gap between your highest ideals and the life you're living each day–even when things get challenging. Make this the year that you finally commit to evolve beyond your own ego–for real. Make it the year you show up consistently as an example of the kind of human being the world needs most–a courageous, passionate, committed evolutionary–an inspiration to everyone around you. If enough of us make the choice to go all the way to our own evolving edges, then indeed we might look back on 2012 as the year when an important threshold was crossed, or at least the year when a new momentum began. Thank you for your commitment to the evolutionary path. I look forward to sharing the journey with you, through this year and beyond. To our evolution, Craig Hamilton
Founder, Integral Enlightenment…